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West Virginia State Museum to reopen Tuesday

Jul. 6, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Museum is set to reopen this week. The museum and its gift shop in the Culture Center at the state Capitol Complex in Charleston will operate under normal business hours starting Tuesday morning. The museum's occupancy will be limited to 52 people. Visitors...

Deadline Monday for student art for women's suffrage exhibit

Jul. 6, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline has arrived for students in West Virginia to submit original artwork for a White House exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Participation in the exhibit is open to students in grades 3 to 12, including this...

A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

Virus forces West Virginia to push back basketball workouts

Jul. 5, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has postponed the start of men's basketball workouts for two weeks after five players and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Sunday. The workouts were scheduled to start on Monday. The decision was made in consultation with...

5 West Virginia residents killed in South Carolina accident

Jul. 5, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Five West Virginia residents were killed in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 26 in South Carolina, a coroner said. Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victims died of blunt force trauma in Thursday's crash near Orangeburg. They were identified as Justin...

West Virginia tattoo shop combats hate with free coverups

Jul. 5, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a time where many shun anyone who once held prejudice, a Huntington tattoo shop is offering the chance for remorseful individuals to cover up their past. Tat Nice, a tattoo shop at 1327 4th Ave. in Huntington, has joined other shops across the nation in offering free coverup...

To capture catfish forced to the surface by a low-frequency electric current, researchers in a fast chase boat swoop in with dip nets to scoop them up before they get away, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 near Leon, W.Va. (John McCoy/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Researchers use 'shocking' method to capture catfish

Jul. 4, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LEON, W.Va. (AP) — With its two spider-like electrodes dangling into the water, the big boat idled along slowly. “There!” one of the men on the boat yelled, pointing toward a spot 20 yards away where a catfish skittered across the surface. A smaller boat zoomed toward the fish, and a man in...

Charleston closing roads for Fourth of July ceremony

Jul. 3, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston officials on Friday said they are shutting down roads on both sides of the Kanawha River for the city's Fourth of July fireworks ceremony. A city spokeswoman said Kanawha Boulevard between California and Court streets will be closed starting at 4 p.m. Saturday and will...

New West Virginia State president is North Carolina provost

Jul. 3, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State University Board of Governors announced on Thursday it has chosen Nicole Pride to become the 12th president of the University. Pride is the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,...

Central West Virginia DMV now open for appointments

Jul. 3, 2020 7:30 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Flatwoods Department of Motor Vehicles office is now offering title and license plate services by appointment. Other services the office is offering by appointment are driver’s license testing, dealer salesperson testing, new driver’s licenses and ID cards, and...